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Swahili : Reconstructing the History and Language of an Afican Society, 800-1500

Swahili : Reconstructing the History and Language of an Afican Society, 800-1500 - 85 edition

ISBN13: 978-0812212075

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ISBN13: 978-0812212075
ISBN10: 081221207X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 85
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: 1985
International: No

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Swahili : Reconstructing the History and Language of an Afican Society, 800-1500 - 85 edition

ISBN13: 978-0812212075

Derek Nurse and Thomas Spear

ISBN13: 978-0812212075
ISBN10: 081221207X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 85
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Published: 1985
International: No
Summary

''As an introduction to how the history of an African society can be reconstructed from largely nonliterate sources and to the Swahili in particular . . . a model work.''--International Journal of African Historical Studies

Table of Contents

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Figures

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 Swahili and Their History

2 The African Background of Swahili

3 The Emergence of the Swahili-Speaking Peoples

4 Early Swahili Society 800-1100

5 Rise of the Swahili Town-States 1100-1500

Appendices

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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